LAWRENCE WINS EXCESSIVE FORCE JURY TRIAL

On October 23, 2009, a federal jury rendered a defense verdict in a police excessive force case entitled Olvera v. Weidenkeller, CV 06-07585. Here, Orange County deputies arrested Plaintiff when they found him smoking methamphetamine in a car with an acquaintance. While handcuffing the male suspect, Plaintiff punched the deputy in the jaw and the deputy pepper sprayed Plaintiff. After placing Plaintiff in handcuffs, Continue reading